Tired of the same old standard controller designs, one player decided to change their theme PlayStation 5 controller in honor of SpongeBob SquarePants’ clumsy best friend, Patrick Star. It a one-of-a-kind DualSense controller is sure to stand out as you play through one of SpongeBob and Patrick’s many appearances in the video game world.
The Spongebob Squarepants The franchise has a long history in the video game industry, with the first games inspired by the hit TV show appearing in 2001, just two years after the series aired. While many of the square sponge’s forays into gaming have been fun but forgettable, aimed primarily at a younger audience, some games, like the 2003 platformer SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom managed to develop a cult following years after their release. The animated icon’s next big crossover with gaming is set to happen later this year Spongebob Squarepants arrives in Roblox as part of the offline experience coming to the platform.
In a new post on the r/playstation subreddit, user TROOP_N_CONTACT shared a photo of the colorful Patrick Star-inspired redesign they came up with for their PS5 DualSense controller. Significantly brighter and more cheerful than the standard black and white design of the DualSense, the Patrick Star-themed controller makes great use of color to honor SpongeBob’s sharp friend. By swapping out the bright white of the controller’s body for a bright pink, and swapping out the black around the now pink analog sticks for a shade of green similar to Patrick’s shorts, TROOP_N_CONTACT perfectly captures Patrick’s color palate in the DualSense. Completing the custom controller, the PS button has been changed to the same dark purple as the pattern on Patrick’s shorts.
Redditors who responded to the unique DualSense mod were impressed with TROOP_N_CONTACT’s handiwork, though some commented that it looked like a watermelon candy at first glance. A few commenters were surprised at how complementary the bright color scheme was elegant DualSense design, and one commenter said, “This is what I call a proper user controller.” Some Redditors suggested adding purple flowers to the bottom of the controller to recreate the look of Patrick’s shorts on the show. A link to one of Patrick Star’s most meme-worthy moments Spongebob Squarepants, one popular response posted “Is this a double meaning? No, it’s Patrick.”
This bright and cheerful DualSense controller isn’t just a great tribute to Patrick, SpongeBob SquarePants’ best friend, it’s also a great example of a variety creative hardware mods that talented gamers can come up with when they put their minds to it. No word yet on whether this will help players shave off a few seconds Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom speedruns, however.
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